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Do Hyundai and Kia kits exist?


Zorro83
01-11-2012, 10:02 PM
Hey guys,

I'm getting ready to build my 1st model (tamiya celica 1/24)however I've noticed that there are no kits for hyundai, Kia, or even Acura. Well they do have the NSX and RSX but no CL, CSX, TSX etc...I haven't seen any late model civics either.

Do they not make these kits or have i just not looked for them hard enough?

Thanks!

leafs004
01-12-2012, 12:03 AM
I haven't come across any Hyundai or Kia kits, but there are a few Honda kits out there. You won't find them in your local shop, but if you check a website like hobby links japan, you'll find a decent selection of Hondas, but still no CL, TL, TSX, etc.

You'll have to search for Honda as Acura didn't exist in Japan until a few years ago, because they appeared under the Honda brand.

petesy
01-12-2012, 04:05 AM
Academy made model kits for the Hyundai Pony and Excel ages ago. Those are long discontinued.

There are no plastic model kits for modern Korean cars, but a lot of diecasts exist.

Zorro83
01-12-2012, 07:57 AM
Thanks guys for the info!

Hopefully Tamiya, Fujimi etc...are working on some of those because there are some truly nice cars. As well, i haven't seen any late model Nissan Altima (coupe & sedan), maxima. Maybe i haven't searched enough, but there aren't alot of late model 'regular' cars, but a whole lot of supercars/exotic, like ferrari, lambo, Aston etc...

While i'm a big fan of those cars, there's just something about having a model of a car you own.

Thanks again!!

evil_hanzel
01-12-2012, 07:58 AM
this is the only hyundai kit i know of https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/168022_487660843246_642903246_5981049_1572372_n.jp g

Zorro83
01-12-2012, 08:21 AM
this is the only hyundai kit i know of https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/168022_487660843246_642903246_5981049_1572372_n.jp g

thanks for the pic evil!

Hopefully they start cranking up the new gen. of koreans, nissans etc...

iceracer1
01-12-2012, 08:47 AM
http://www.rocketfin.com/site_images/hyundai-accent.jpg

Dr.AK
01-12-2012, 08:51 AM
^^ I think I remember someone building that Hyundai here on AF back in '03?

Provence Moulage also makes a 1/43 Resin kit of the Accent WRC.

http://www.grandprixmodels.com/shop/jpgsrclrg/PMAK0178.jpg

MidMazar
01-12-2012, 09:52 PM
Maxima,altima,kia don't exist. Tamiya make nsx, and a few other hondas like civics and accords. Aoshima also used to make a accord wagen. Revell and fujimi make the most amount of honda civic, and rsxs. Although some hyundai do exist but are hard to find as they are mostly out of production. Best place to find them nowadays is ebay.

star21
01-12-2012, 10:16 PM
I doubt you'll ever find any late model Hyundai, Kia, or Acura kits. Your best bet would hope that Academy (Korean company) started to remake scale auto kits again.

Reji-Model has the older Hyundai Accent WRC resin kits for sale:
http://www.rejimodel.cz/en/shop.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=201&category_id=14
http://www.rejimodel.cz/en/shop.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=202&category_id=14

I wouldn't mind seeing Tamiya or a similar brand produce the new Toyota FR-S or Subaru BR-Z.

hirofkd
01-12-2012, 11:54 PM
The TSX is essentially the JDM Accord, and the previous gen (2004-2008) wagon is available from Fujimi, but no sedan.

There are some 1/24 radio control toys of ordinary cars, like the Carolla, Aurion (aka. Camry) and Accord (and a few more SUVs and minivans), but no Nissans, unless you include the G37 coupe. Body proportion of those toys look descent, and I wanted to make the Australian TRD Aurion out of the R/C Camry, but haven't had a chance to get one yet.

1/24 scale miniature color samples of the current Fit, previous Civic, Toyota IQ (and some other SUVs and minivans) can be seen at car dealers in Japan, and some of them occasionally show up on Japanese auction sites. They look like a well-proportioned radio control toy with blacked out windows, so they can be a good start, but they aren't easy to obtain outside Japan.

Not just ordinary cars, but the vast majority of iconic performance, luxury and sports cars aren't available as model kits these days.

blubaja
01-16-2012, 10:28 PM
I wish! We need more NON exotics, and MORE everyday cars. And LESS 57 BelAir reissues lol. The way Hyundai is going in the 1:1 world, sales wise, maybe one of the great kit makers will actually show interest!

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